Felipe and Letizia promote foreign tourism on the eve of their tour of Spain

Engagement evening for the kings of Spain. Don Felipe and Doña Letizia have come to the Prado Museum in Madrid -reopened last week- to be present at the launch of the campaign ‘Spain For Sure’, aimed at promoting Spanish tourism among foreigners. The event was held in the hope that next week Spain will once again open its borders to EU countries and the Schengen area, which have been closed since March due to the Covid-19 pandemic. A lifting of restrictions that will also be used by the kings. Both will land on Tuesday 23 June in the Canary Islands, in what will be the first stop on a journey through all the autonomous regions of Spain. They want to show their support, interest and gratitude to all the places that have fought against the worst health crisis of the century.

Casa SM El Rey
Photo: Casa SM El Rey

Along with Felipe and Letizia were the Ministers of Foreign Affairs, Arancha González Laya; Industry, Tourism and Trade, Reyes Maroto, and Culture, José Manuel Rodríguez Uribes, as well as the President of the CEOE, Antonio Garamendi; the President of the Spanish Chamber of Commerce, José Luis Bonet; and the President of the Forum of Renowned Brands, Joaquín Osborne, in addition to the journalist Susanna Griso, who led the event.

The last time the Prado Museum received a royal visit was last November, when Queen Letizia came alone to present the collection ‘Solo la voluntad sobra. Drawings by Goya’. At that time she bet on an original shirt dress with a floral print. The event took place after the Queen was shopping with Queen Sofia at the New Future Flea Market.

The museums have been the main argument of work today for Felipe VI since in the morning he chatted by video call with representatives of the Reina Sofia Museum of Art. With this visit, the monarch and his consort show their commitment to open the doors to foreign tourists, in order to alleviate the economic hole left by the confinement by the pandemic COVID-19.

 

Author: Look, OK Diario